life coach rona 19 02 13 weather

Do you expect that every day will be sunny?

My guess is, you don’t.

As a result, we don’t judge or resent Nature for a cloudy or stormy day. We accept it as inevitable. We just ride it out and check our weather app to see when the sun will come out or the days will be warmer. And even when the forecast sucks...after a momentary “ugh”, we usually just get on with our day.

We might not like the stormy weather, but we don’t obsess about it or try to change what Nature sends our way. We just sorta hunker down and wait for the weather to pass.

Sometimes we may even welcome a storm: a day to postpone an errand and instead declutter a closet or organize a drawer.

On occasion, the weather may cause us to experience a sense of gratitude: we have a nice warm home that feels cozy and safe inside.

We may even use the weather as an excuse: slow down, build a fire, be still and notice the sound of the rain and the wind, or watch the awesome cloud formations that rush by just outside our windows.

What if we could view our emotions in the same way that we view the weather? Emotions are, after all, as natural as Nature itself.

How freeing would it feel to not judge, worry about, or rail against a dark or sad emotion and, instead, just let it run its course?

We can use our funky emotions as an excuse for relaxation or introspection. We can take time to go inside and connect to those warmer feelings of peace and love in our hearts. We can remind ourselves that the storm raging outside is only temporary and in time it will pass. And when it does, like a sunny day after the storm, the sense of calm and peace after the sadness or overwhelm is all the sweeter.

As we turn to our inner weather app, may we all see blue skies ahead!

AND...if those boxes are filled with clouds, rain, wind, or that little lightning bolt(!)––let those be okay, as well! ???

life coach rona 19 01 27roller coaster

It has been a difficult season in my life.

Watching those whom you love struggle and suffer, losing people whom you have loved and have loved you across a lifetime, postponing a dream, all have a way of making you feel as though you are losing your grip.

A grip on what? I am not sure. We never really have a grip on life, do we? We are passengers, along for the ride. I guess the point is to recognize that we are on the ride and learn to let go.

We can’t control the events of our lives. But we can learn to lean into the swerves, and bumps, and gain some know-how and confidence that we will be able to handle the next unexpected sharp turn with a little less fear, and a little more certainty that we won’t fly over the handlebar.

May we all steadily reach what we are reaching for and rejoice in all that we have already experienced.

In the New Year, let’s settle firmly into our seats and with the squeal and excitement of a little kid let’s throw our arms in the air with glorious courage, jubilation, a healthy dose of fear, reverence, and anticipation of what's to come!

Happy 2019, everyone––enjoy the ride! (Wheeeeee!!! ??)